Openly Straight
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    Openly Straight | Bill Konigsberg

    Openly Straight

    • UNABRIDGED (9 hrs and 1 min)
    • By Bill Konigsberg
    • Narrated By Pete Cross
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
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    Performance
    (376)
    Story
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    Rafe is a normal teenager from Colorado. He's been out since 8th grade, accepted by his peers & championed by his progressive parents. And while that's important, all Rafe really wants is to be a regular guy. To have his sexuality be a part of who he is, but not the headline, every single time. So when Rafe transfers to an all-boys' boarding school in New England, he decides to keep his sexuality a secret - not so much going back in the closet as starting over with a clean slate.

    Dissapointing

    Don't buy this if you want a good story, much less a romantic story.

    This book is little more than a vehicle for the author to express his..Show More »

    Reviewed on August 20 2017 by Johnathan ()
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    Honestly Ben | Bill Konigsberg

    Honestly Ben

    • UNABRIDGED (9 hrs and 15 mins)
    • By Bill Konigsberg
    • Narrated By Dan Bittner
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (150)
    Performance
    (143)
    Story
    (143)

    Ben Carver is back to normal. He's working steadily in his classes at the Natick School. He just got elected captain of the baseball team. He's even won a full scholarship to college, if he can keep up his grades. All that foolishness with Rafe Goldberg the past semester is in the past. Except...there's Hannah, the gorgeous girl from the neighboring school, who attracts him and distracts him. There's his mother, whose quiet unhappiness Ben is noticing for the first time. School is harder, the pressure higher, the scholarship almost slipping away.

    Better than the first book in the series!

    Maybe because Ben is grappling with his bisexuality, his character is more complex and interesting than Rafe's.

    Reviewed on May 09 2017 by Jim S ()